A Battle Lost


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Author  Gordon S. Maxwell
Publisher  Edinburgh Univ Pr
Publication Date   April 1, 1991
ISBN  0852244908
Pages  112

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An account of the first decisive battle to be fought on Scottish soil, at Mons Graupius in AD83. Ten thousand British tribal warriors fell to the troops of Julius Agricola in the culmination of a campaign in which much of North Britain was over-run and subsequently occupied by the Romans. The description of the battle by P.Cornelius Tacitus, son-in-law of the Roman victor, has intrigued and delighted scholars over the ages. This work analyzes that literary records, and considers the evidence in the light of the very latest advances in knowledge and research.

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